Ukkarai is sweet prepared mainly on Diwali and is one of my Grandma's Special sweet. She also makes them when there are guests at home. This is a sweet very similar to the obbattu/poli filling only thing being that it is very soft as an halwa. Does not take much time to prepare too.
Channa dhal - 1 cup
Jaggery( scraped) - 1 cup
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Ghee - 3 tbsp
Cashew - few pieces fried in ghee
Wash and cook channa dhal in water for 3 whistles by ading water just to immerse the dhal. Remove and drain water and cool. Next grind them in a dry mixer/blender till they are soft/powdered.
Heat a pan and add the scraped jaggery and just 2 - 3 tbsp of water. When it is melted add the channa dhal paste/powder and keep stirring till they are mixed well. Also add ghee and cardamom powder and mix together for another 5 minutes. Just before removing add the fried cashewnuts and mix.
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